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2021 MLB Handicapping
(71-51) Chicago White Sox vs. Tampa Bay Rays (75-47)
Date: Saturday, August 21st, 2021
Time: 1:10 PM ET
Venue: Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, Florida
Projected Pitchers: Dallas Keuchel vs. Luis Patino
MLB Moneyline Odds: White Sox -115 | Rays -105
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: White Sox -1.5 , Rays +1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 8.5
The Chicago White Sox are having a great season, but they will be in for a tough test this Saturday, as they take on the class of the AL East the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg Florida.
Chicago White Sox
The White Sox have really been great this season, with the main thing that should scare opposing teams is the fact that they are just starting to get healthy and getting into a groove, so they seem like a team which may be able to peak at just the right time.
They also have a great starting pitching staff and possibly an even better bullpen, so that makes for a very dangerous team come the postseason when pitching becomes essentially everything and they have that in spades.
Dallas Keuchel has not had the season he would have liked entering this one with an ERA over 4, and he has not been bad lately, but he has been consistently giving up runs with 8 runs allowed in his last 3 outings and things will not get much easier against the 2nd best offense in the league according to runs scored.
Tampa Bay Rays
The way this Tampa Bay Rays batting lineup has performed is possibly one of the biggest surprises of the season, as for a rare change they are the ones doing the heavy lifting for this Tampa Bay team.
Tampa still has an excellent pitching staff and the second best bullpen in the league, so they are not exactly deficient in that department either which is probably why they are currently first in the super competitive AL East.
Luis Patino gets the call to the mound for this one and he has flashed some upside at times, but he is another guy who is giving up runs consistently with 9 runs allowed in his last 3 games spanning 14 innings of work.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Over is 6-1 in White Sox last 7 vs. American League East.
- Over is 10-4-1 in White Sox last 15 when their opponent allows 2 runs or less in their previous game.
- Over is 5-0 in Rays last 5 after allowing 2 runs or less in their previous game.
- Over is 4-0-1 in Rays last 5 after scoring 5 runs or more in their previous game.
- Over is 15-5-1 in Rays last 21 when their opponent allows 5 runs or more in their previous game.
- Over is 3-1-1 in Rays last 5 home games vs. a right-handed starter.
- Over is 19-9-1 in Rays last 29 games vs. a starter with a WHIP less than 1.15.
Free Chicago White Sox vs. Tampa Bay Rays MLB Prediction:
These teams both have excellent batting lineups and I am not entirely convinced of either Jeuchel or Patino, as they have both been leaking runs recently. I think enough damage can get done here in order to offset the possible lower scoring back half of this team due to the great bullpens.
We are also getting a nice line here at 8.5, as both of these teams can hit the ball and I think things could very well get ugly early especially on Patino’s side.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Over the total
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